Why Become Accredited with CAC

We know you want to do good in the world, but day-to-day it’s a challenge. Everything from governance to staffing to service delivery needs your attention. Even when things are running smoothly, you wish you could do more to save time and improve sustainability.

Your work matters. What if it could be easier?

CAC’s accreditation process promises to have a positive impact on your business, on your staff, and on the lives of the people you serve.

Why Become Accredited

Your organization has so much to gain:

External recognition and validation that your organization adheres to industry standards.

A proven framework to ensure your management, ethical practices, and case management practices are in place, verifying the sustainability of your organization.

An opportunity for team building and staff development as you work through the accreditation process together to achieve a common goal.

Becoming accredited is the first step toward making a real difference in the lives of others by achieving stability and longevity. At CAC, we work in partnership with our clients over an average period of 16 months – and it pays off. Our process is rigorous and comprehensive and includes everything our client organizations need to achieve sustainability and success.
After all, the purpose of accreditation is to support the creation and maintenance of viable structures, processes, and practices that allow organizations to offer the best possible programs and services to their clients, and we are committed to ensuring the long-term success of our client organizations.

Why Become Accredited With CAC

Embarking on the journey toward accreditation can be daunting for those who have never done it before. CAC provides a wide range of benefits, some of which no other accreditation organization offers.

Once you become a CAC client, we can help you book your initial visit with your Support Coordinator, who will guide you through the accreditation process and answer any questions you may have. During this initial visit, our staff are either on-site or videoconferencing with you and focused on your organization.

Please note, the method that can be used for the visit will also depend on current restrictions due to COVID-19, but will continue to provide you with the best support possible.

CAC offers a Pre-Site Survey of your policies and procedures manual. This practice has proven to be invaluable to the organizations undergoing accreditation. During this phase, our team reviews various documents and policies your organization has in place. They will compare your documentation to the standards and provide a comprehensive overview of the strengths of your materials as well as any areas that need to be addressed before we conduct your On-Site Survey.

Our desire to provide superior support to our clients means that we are accessible to you any time. Our office staff and Support Coordinators are always willing to answer any questions you may have about the process or standards, and are there with you every step of the way. Please see the Contact Us page for all of our contact information.

We have many clients who have excelled at the accreditation process and are more than willing to share their experiences with you. We can help put you in touch with someone from an organization similar to yours.

Our resource centre has sample documents and resources that will help you craft your policy and procedure manuals, including several manuals from organizations that have excelled in the accreditation process.

We would be happy to provide you with an electronic copy of the standards to review before you apply for the accreditation process at no cost. Our standards are also available in hard copy for a fee.

At CAC we pride ourselves on providing quality service for your money and remaining competitively priced. If you would like to learn more about how our fees work, please visit our How to Apply section.

Upon successful accreditation with CAC, your organization will be awarded a certificate and plaque to commemorate your accomplishment. You will also receive an electronic copy of the CAC logo to display on your website and in your publications.